Minerals – Development
The AER sought feedback on its proposed new Draft Directive: Rock-Hosted Mineral Resource Development (“Draft Directive”). The Draft Directive sets out the industry’s requirements for rock-hosted mineral resource development and covers the entire development life-cycle. The AER was also proposing to prepare guidance and change any existing directives to incorporate rock-hosted mineral development.
The Draft Directive was developed pursuant to the Mineral Resources Development Act (“MRDA”) that received royal assent on December 2, 2021. The MRDA gives the AER the authority to provide for the safe, efficient, orderly, and environmentally responsible development of Alberta’s mineral resources.